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DFNS.net Policy Blog

Time for better disaster management and risk reduction education

By Paul Barnes With Australia’s 2017–18 natural disaster season over, it’s timely to acknowledge the superlative capabilities of our emergency service agencies, planners and support staff, whether working full-time or volunteering, who were on-call...

Korea: It’s the present versus the past

By Ron Huisken Once again we’re embarked on an endeavour to defuse the Korean peninsula as the perennial flashpoint in Asia. We’ve been here before—notably during the 2003–05 six-party talks—so we know most of...

How Exactly Do You Establish a Space Force?

By Marina Koren, The Atlantic President Trump has directed his military advisers to create a sixth military branch devoted to the cosmos, but doing so may require an act of Congress. …read more From::...

How Exactly Do You Establish a Space Force?

By Marina Koren, The Atlantic President Trump has directed his military advisers to create a sixth military branch devoted to the cosmos, but doing so may require an act of Congress. …read more From::...

Getting it right with China

By Penny Wong The China relationship is both a complex and crucial one. Politically and culturally, China and Australia are very different countries, and in such complex relationships, differences of approach, objective and opinion...

The five-domains update

By Christopher Dixon, Jessica Clarence, Amelia Meurant-Tompkinson and Melissa Liberatore Sea state Australia is set to enhance its submarine capability through sonar upgrades to all six Collins-class boats. The $230 million contract with Thales...

Our infant information revolution

By Joseph S. Nye It is frequently said that we are experiencing an information revolution. But what does that mean, and where is the revolution taking us? Information revolutions are not new. In 1439,...

Talking to the chiefs: Greg Moriarty (part 2)

By Brendan Nicholson As Defence embarks on a series of massive and complex building programs, the department’s secretary, Greg Moriarty, has warned that it needs to become more effective at managing projects. ‘A lot...

The Singapore summit’s uncertain legacy

By Richard N. Haass US President Donald Trump returned from his short summit meeting in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in an exultant mood. ‘Everybody can now feel much safer than the...

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